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Free online palliative care training

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you work in health or aged care, the Canberra-based Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association would like to invite you to take advantage of a new, free palliative care online training and information portal, launching today. The portal provides a valuable resource for those involved in providing palliative care. Show More Summary

Telstra ACT Business Awards finalists announced

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Enabled Employment, Red Robot and Paladin Risk Management Services are some of the innovative Canberra businesses announced as Telstra ACT Business Awards finalists today. From the media release: The diversity of ACT’s thriving business...Show More Summary

Support a Canberra action camera crowdfunding project

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We have just released a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a new smaller, lighter and tougher action camera, and we’ve called it the Barnacle. We are currently the best performing offering from Canberra, but we need your support.Show More Summary

Local leaders – Aaron Clausen (Canberra Nature Map and NatureMapr)

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When Aaron Clausen accidentally rode his mountain bike through a patch of critically endangered Canberra spider orchids, he realised more could be done to identify and protect the ACT’s endangered wildlife.  The IT consultant founded the Canberra Nature Map project, a citizen science portal for park care groups, volunteers and members of the public to report [...]

Paulie Bignell & the Thornbury Two at Harmonie German Club

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 3 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Paulie is well known around Australia for his work with The Detonators. A band he formed over 12 years ago, that has covered every corner of this wide brown land. Forming, touring, running, recording and playing in bands since his early teens, he has never let up. His drive and determination getting him through the ups [...]

Living at an invalid address?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have been living at my current house in Bonner for over two years, however, none of the systems recognise the address. I have this problem with Telstra, TPG and iiNet and do not know which ACT public office I should contact to get it fixed. I know the street numbers are allocated by LDA.

Cheap eats – Asian Noodle House (Tuggeranong)

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When it comes to value for money, you can do a lot worse than fill up on a big bowl of laksa. It’s cheap, the servings are gigantic and while a great laksa is always preferable to a mediocre one, even substandard laksa tends to taste okay. If there’s one thing I know for certain, it’s [...]

Why are so many of Canberra’s public memorials out of sight, out of mind?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Over the years I have wondered about the placement of public art and memorials in and around the parliamentary zone. Here are three stories. A couple of months ago the winner of the Immigration Place design competition was announced. The information available online (including the above image) suggests it will be an intriguing installation. The jury did [...]

147 animals removed from Banks home

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

RSPCA ACT has removed 147 animals, including cats, dogs and birds, from a family home in Banks. From RSPCA ACT’s media release: RSPCA ACT Inspectors attended a house in Banks last week for a routine follow up visit on an existing client. Inspectors surveyed the area and found a large number of animals living in single family [...]

Teen burglars caught red handed

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has apprehended two offenders attempting a burglary in a home in Kaleen yesterday (29 June). About 10.30am, a 17-year-old teenage boy and 18-year-old woman attended a house on Warrego Circuit entering the rear yard of the residence through a carport. About 11.05am they walked around the side of the house to a kitchen window and removed [...]

Canberra, the age friendly city?

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Slogans can be used or abused. They can encapsulate a moment in time, or they can serve as hollow reductions etched like a skid mark from the suppository of Australian political wisdom (i.e. “Stop the boats”). In South Australia there comes a time of year where the state explodes with creativity and merriment. Rundle Mall bustles with [...]

A special pedestrian lane for people using phones? Not a bad idea…

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

News stories have cropped up in the last few weeks about a university in the United States that has painted bright green lanes on the footpath for runners, walkers, and people texting. The university said that the lanes were a lighthearted way to brighten up the campus and get students’ attention. Similar lanes have also [...]

Free sausage sizzle tomorrow at Belconnen Community Service open day

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 1 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ] There is such thing as a free lunch, northsiders. Come and meet Belconnen Community Service program managers and staff at tomorrow's open day, and you'll also get to enjoy a free sausage sizzle. When: Wednesday...Show More Summary

Weekend getaway recommendations

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Husband and I are planning a last minute, mid-week getaway. Grateful for any recommendations/ thoughts of what we can see and do. Keen to explore regions around Canberra (ie not Sydney). TIA.

A shot & a beer – Stand up comedy and live podcast

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 9 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Half stand-up show, half live podcast recording, A Shot & A Beer is back for the second month with the celebrated and hilarious talent, Jen Carnovale. Look at this quote from 'Funny Women' (UK) if you need more convincing: ‘Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, (Jen) had perfect timing and confident, deadpan delivery.’ Funny [...]

Best of Canberra – Pub food

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and getting a generous, well-priced counter meal at a pub. Steaks, schnitzels, burgers or seafood – whatever your choice, a good pub feed is never regrettable. While it might not be the fanciest or healthiest of cuisines, when you order food at a pub, you are pretty [...]

2015 House of the Year revealed at Master Builders Awards

A country home built by Canberra business Select Structures has taken out three residential building awards, including House of the Year 2015, at the 25th Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards on Friday evening. The home, Tutto Bene, also won Sustainable Construction – Residential, Custom Built Homes 250m2 to 350m2, ahead of 15 other finalists. About the [...]

Canberra Grammar’s Snow Centre wins Project of the Year at Master Builders Awards

Canberra construction company Construction Control has won Project of the Year at the 25th Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards, held in Canberra on Friday evening.   Construction Control is the company behind the $8 million Snow Centre for Education in the Asian Century at Canberra Grammar School. The Snow Centre, which was funded by Canberra [...]

What is a police caution and do we have to do anything?

My brother was recently pulled over and given a caution from a police officer. We understand that he shouldn’t gain any demerit points or get a fine but does anything else happen? Thanks all responders.

Mick Gentleman to discuss future planning at TCC general meeting

[ 7 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Just a quick note to advise Tuggeranong residents that ACT Planning Minister, Mick Gentleman, will be guest speaker at the next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting on Tuesday 7 July. Mick will talk on future planning in the ACT. The meeting will be held in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in [...]

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